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This boookmark was created by Quest Master. He has since chosen not to renew his premium membership so I have taken over upkeep of the list.

This is a history of geocaching do's, don't, "what were they thinking", and general paranoia.

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GCMJ5D Traditional Cache "I"t's NOT a bomb!
  San Luis Obispo, California. April 2, 2005. This film canister micro, formerly known as "I"t Might Be Open, was found on a gate by rangers. They thought it might be a booby trap and called authorities. A deputy sheriff responded to the scene and shot the cache.

GCR9H3 Traditional Cache "The Sting"
  Provo, Utah. November 11, 2005. This cache hidden near a police station was blown up by the bomb squad just one day after it was hidden when a geocacher was spotted rehiding the cache.

GCND4W Unknown Cache #5 Oak Park Sculpture Series
  Oak Park, Illinois. May 29, 2005. This camoflaged PVC pipe container approximately 12 inches long disappeared from its hiding spot. It turned up 8 months later near a neighborhood library where it was discovered by a maintenance worker who contacted the police. The bomb squad responded but they stopped short of blowing up the cache upon seeing that the container was clearly labeled. The cache owner was contacted by police and the contents returned but they refused to release the container.  

GCNG1V Multi-cache Abby and Xena
  Downers Grove, Illinois. April 12, 2006. This "bottle with rope wick extending from the top and putty substance at the base of the wick" was found by a muggle and reported to police. The bomb squad responed and "detonated the device".

GCR2AQ Traditional Cache Amazon Creek Bike Path
  Eugene, Oregon. December 20, 2005. This small cache hidden near a bike trail was discovered by maintenance workers who thought it suspicious but an alert member of the bomb squad that responded to the scene was familiar with geocaching and quickly determined that the cache was not a threat.

GCJ19Z Multi-cache BBadMonkey's Lake Mayer Cache
  Savannah, Georgia. May 24, 2004. This ammo can in a community park was blasted with a water cannon and confiscated by the bomb squad ahead of the G8 Summit.

GCQZ48 Traditional Cache BCTC-Monroe Historical Society
  Monroe, Ohio. August 23, 2006. The bomb squad was called, fire crews were brought in, and 10 homes were evacuated after geocachers were spotted leaving a suspicious container wrapped in camo tape in the bushes outside a historical society museum. The cache was x-rayed by the bomb squad and removed after it was determined to be harmless. It was later returned to its hiding spot.

GCD531 Multi-cache Bird Cage
  Bellevue, Washington. July 7, 2004. This ammo can was found by a muggle who thought it suspicious and reported it to police. It was blown open by the bomb squad who left a note apologizing for damage to the container.

GCKR1P Unknown Cache Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble
  Erie, Pennsylvania. November 6, 2004. The bomb squad blew up this large ammo can hidden near a police station.

GCF165 Traditional Cache Butcher Hill - Vacman's Cache #3
  Palos Verdes Estates, California. July 27, 2003. This cache was confiscated by police and returned to owner with a warning that he would be cited for littering if they found another one.

GCA56F Traditional Cache Caching Toddler, Hidden Tupperware
  Cleveland Heights, Ohio. March 24, 2003. This cache near a walking path was reported to authorities after a geocacher was seen rehiding the ammo can. The bomb squad determined that it might be explosive because batteries were seen in x-ray images taken by the bomb squad robot. They blew up the lid off and confiscated the remains. The geocacher seen with the cache is contacted by the local police but no charges are filed.

GC12A28 Traditional Cache Catch A Shooting Star (Series) Part 1
  May 24, 2007 - High Point, NC
(by Amy Dominello, News Record Staff Writer)
A customer saw a man in the drive-thru line attach a magnetic box to a sign outside the Starbucks at 3875 John Gordon Lane about 8:30 p.m. When the customer asked what the man was doing, he responded he was attaching a drive-thru traffic counter, said Alan Richardson, Starbucks' regional marketing manager for the Southeast.
The customer was suspicious and told employees, who called police, Richardson said.
The High Point Police Department responded, located the container and cordoned off the area for safety. The Greensboro Police Hazardous Devices Team was called in. The container was examined and Greensboro Police determined it contained no explosives.

GCND29 Traditional Cache Chicken Lips
  Edmond, Oklahoma. April 14, 2006. This paint ball tube wrapped in camoflage tape was found accidentally by a muggle who reported it to police. It was perceived to be a threat becuase it was hidden near a church and school. The bomb squad responded to the scene and exploded the cache.

GCTE9K Traditional Cache Christmas City T. B. Lodge – Reservations Required
  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. February 14, 2006. A road worker saw a geocacher acting suspiciously near an Interstate Highway and found this ammo can with a combination lock hidden at the spot. The bomb squad was called in and the cache was exploded.


GCNGKE Traditional Cache COG Series #3: Levis-Pedis Secutus
  Orillia, Ontario. May 7, 2006. Muggles found this cache by accident and delivered it to a nearby police station. Police thought that the PVC container wrapped in camo tape might be explosive so the area was evacuated for about four hours while the bomb squad investigated.

GCKD7F Traditional Cache CoinCache
  Montreal, Quebec. September 1, 2004. This cache was confiscated when geocachers were detected by surveillance cameras and confronted by police after finding the cache on a bridge.

GC7CE Traditional Cache cotton pick'n cache
  Ovilla, Texas. October 4, 2002. The Dallas bomb squad and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms blew up this cache resembling a pipe bomb that was chained to a tree in a community park.

GCF35 Traditional Cache DAM CACHE II
  Havre de Grace, Maryland. February 28, 2002. An ammo can hidden near abandoned railroad track was blown up by the bomb squad after it was discovered by a hiker and reported to authorities. Geocaching was subsequently banned from Maryland State Parks until a policy was established to
regulate it.

GC10Q31 Traditional Cache Deliverys in the Back
  Portsmouth, New Hampshire. February 4, 2007. Police were called in to investigate after a geocacher was observed placing this altoids tin wrapped in duct tape on an electrical box behind a supermarket. The cache
owner is contacted by police and asked to turn himself in to face possible charges.

GCRGJV Traditional Cache Don't be a horses A@# II
  Sherman, Texas. November 10, 2006. This magnetic micro stuck on a horse sculpture near a bank caused a bomb scare when a geocacher was seen returning it to its hiding spot by a bank employee. Police, Fire Crews, and the bomb squad responded to the scene.  
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